Wednesday, May 04, 2016

'Married' middle school math teacher, 37, arrested for 'having sex with a student'

A middle school math teacher was arrested last week on charges of having sex with a student. Nicole Wilfinger, a 37-year-old 8th grade math teacher at Las Vegas' Molasky Junior High School, was arrested on Friday.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Wilfinger was hit with three charges of sexual seduction by a person older than 21, one charge of engaging in sexual conduct with a student between 14 and 15 years of age,  one charge of engaging in sexual conduct with a student between 16 and 17 years of age and three charges of lewdness with a child older than 14.

It's unclear if the charges refer to one student or multiple, and how far back the alleged incident or incidents took place.

Wilfinger was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on $60,000 bail on Friday, but appears to have been released since then. She was due in court Saturday morning for a hearing.

On Friday, the school sent a message to parents notifying them of Wilfinger's arrest, according to a mother's post on Facebook viewed by the Review-Journal. Wilfinger has worked at the school since 2012, and previously taught at Hyde Park Junior High School.

In a picture that appears to have been taking for the school yearbook, Wilfinger bizarrely wears a necklace that reads 'SWAG'.

According to Facebook, she appears to be married with a young daughter.

It's unclear if Wilfinger is still employed by the school district.


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